Billie Eilish Delivers Powerful Anti-Trump Speech
Billie Eilish, 18, is the youngest female musical artist to attend the Democratic National Convention and made the most of the stage, delivering a powerful speech against President Donald Trump, calling on Joe Biden and urging Americans to vote.
It was introduced by host Kerry Washington, who spoke about Eilish’s voter registration kiosks – which existed before the singer was old enough to vote – and her efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of his tours.
Then Billie Eilish spoke as forcefully as any speaker during the conference.
She began: “I don’t need to tell you that things are in ruins – Donald Trump is in the process of ruining our country and everything we care about.” We need leaders who will solve problems like climate change and the virus – not deny them. Leaders who will fight systemic racism and inequality.
“Donald Trump is ruining our country and everything we hold dear. We need leaders who will solve problems like climate change and Covid, not deny them. Leaders who will fight systemic racism and inequalities, and that starts with voting for someone who understands everything at stake, someone who builds a team who shares our values. ” Billie Eilish said. “Start by voting against Donald Trump and Joe Biden.”
Former Vice President Biden was officially named the Democratic presidential candidate at the convention on Tuesday night. Kamala Harris officially became vice-president on Wednesday, making her the first black woman to run for vice-president in a major party. Biden will challenge Trump in the November 3 presidential election.
Billie Eilish called on Americans to appear that day to support Biden.
“Silence is not an option and we cannot walk away from it,” she said. “We all have to vote as our life and the world depends on it, because they do. The only way to be sure of the future is to create it ourselves.”
Eilish was one of several musical artists scheduled for this year’s conference, including John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, The Chicks, Leon Bridges, Billy Porter, Maggie Rogers, Prince Royce and Stephen Stiles.
This is the conference’s youngest roster of adventurous and eclectic musical artists, featuring more than half of people of color including Common, Jennifer Hudson, Latin record artist Prince Royce and recent star of the cover of Variety, John Legend.
On Thursday night, notable performers are also on board the ship, The Chicks – which recently changed its name from Dixie Chicks to avoid the Civil War-era connotations of the word “Dixie” – which were one of the best. country acts in the world until singer Natalie led Maines’ 2003 criticism of then-President George. W. Bush to ban them from the end of work in the country – and their Monday night performance with Billy Porter, Stephen Stills, 75, who originally wrote and sang the song They’ll Play Together, the Immortal Anthem 1967 by Buffalo Springfield from “What It’s Worth (Stop, Hey, What’s That the sound?)”
reported by cnn